Friday, 27 May 2022

"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin......"

 May has been a bit of a month for slightly left of field chairs....I love the look of all of them, but being the world's worst fidget at the best of times, I'm not sure long I could sit still on any of them! 

The Zigzag chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1932 [Design Museum]. All those lovely sharp yet unforgiving Modernist lines and corners.....

The Wiggleside chair designed by Frank Gehra in 1972 [Design Museum]. It's made of layers of corrugated cardboard glued in different directions to give it strength. Knowing me the first thing I'd probably do is spill a glass of red vino over it.....now I'm wondering if that would make it dissolve into a lumpen pile of papier mache?!

The Witches chair dating from the 1700s. My parents recently spent the weekend staying at the Mermaid Inn in Rye. Very obligingly they took a photo for me of the "goat's head chair" as I called it. However, it's not a goat's head, but Old Nick himself. It's said that it was once the property of a witches coven and is cursed. Most definitely wouldn't perch there then!


Hope everyone finds the time to curl up in a comfy chair and relax for a bit this weekend.

Arilx





8 comments:

  1. The witches coven obviously had a good woodcarver in their number. It would be interesting to know if the cardboard chair had and 'bounce' to it - more art than furniture we assume. Mr T would love to shred it.

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    1. Humphrey is in complete agreement with Tigger on that one! Unfortunately I couldn't test out the theory of whether or not the chair was bouncy! Arilx

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  2. They are interesting examples of places to rest a butt! The second one reminded me of Christmas ribbon candy.

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    1. I thought so too. My favourite is the goat/devil chair, although the one from 1932 is amazing in how modern it looks. Arilx

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  3. I'm a sucker for a quirky chair - it's probably just a well we haven't been to a car boot sale since 2019 or the house would be full of them! x

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    1. They are rather eyecatching aren't they! Arilx

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